Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
OP-22: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
1.17 / 4.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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Level of ”Physical Risk QUANTITY” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low

Total water use (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use 37,623,000 Gallons 37,702,000 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 37,623,000 Gallons 37,702,000 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year July 1, 2004 June 30, 2005

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:

FY2005 used as baseline year per requirement of previous STARS reporting. Data for FY18 highly uncertain (many credits lead to negative values on bills) so data for FY17 used here


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 2,434 2,172
Number of employees resident on-site 1 1
Number of other individuals resident on-site and/or staffed hospital beds 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,697 3,095
Full-time equivalent of employees (staff + faculty) 746 567
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 66 50
Weighted campus users 3,891.50 3,252.25

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 9,667.99 Gallons 11,592.59 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
16.60

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 1,720,090 Gross Square Feet 1,555,293 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 21.87 Gallons / GSF 24.24 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
9.77

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 3 of this credit? (reductions in total water use per acre/hectare of vegetated grounds):
No

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds --- ---

Total water use (potable + non-potable) per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water use per unit of vegetated grounds --- ---

Percentage reduction in total water use per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
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A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives, e.g. initiatives to shift individual attitudes and practices such as signage and competitions:

Smart Housing project includes education and motivation about length of showers with encouragement to conserve.


A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Rainwater is collected from the roof and used in toilets in TAC building.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives (e.g. building retrofits):

All new water consuming fixtures are low-flow per building and construction standards. These are installed as needed during building renovation.

All faucets and showers throughout campus have been converted to low flow fixtures


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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